Autumn-Inspired Notecards

Happy September everyone!  I’m a bit partial to September, since it’s both my actual birthday month and my blog anniversary month!  OSBP will be turning two years old in just a few short days.  Yay!  However, August doesn’t seem to have gotten the dismissal memo and it’s still hot as blazes around here.  Maybe I can will Fall to arrive with these autumn-inspired note cards from Sweet Harvey?

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Too cute!

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Jeshurun + Ryan’s Book and Coffee-Inspired Wedding Invitations

Today’s real invitations have one of my favorite themes ever – coffee and books!  Jeshurun took on the task of designing her own wedding invitations and Save the Dates while finishing up her Master’s thesis in graphic design at RISD and trying to plan the rest of her wedding.  Once Jeshurun and Ryan settled on a general theme the rest of the design came together organically, including a beautiful letterpress bookmark Save the Date!

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From Jeshurun:  As a graphic designer, there is some pressure to make your wedding invitations a slice of design perfection.  My husband Ryan manages a coffee shop, and we met in a coffee shop, so it seemed natural to incorporate that element as a design detail.  Coffee plants are actually quite beautiful.

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I recycled burlap coffee bags from his work by cutting them into small rectangles and attaching some homemade buttons of my own design to be used at the place settings.

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I letterpress printed my Save the Dates at RISD and attached gorgeous hand-dyed silk ribbon (from Hanah Silk Ribbon) to create the bookmarks.

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To continue the book theme, I stacked books I had at home into the shape of a wedding cake, then photographed and traced them in Illustrator to create the invitations. My friend Elana at Spoon & Sailor handled the printing of the invitations since I wanted a perfect color-match and some additional letterpress expertise.

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A custom rubber stamp and scalloped note cards from Paper Source made the RSVP cards a breeze.  The reception dinner menu was simply ink-jet printed at home.

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Instead of a guest book, I created a wishing tree to which guests could attach notes.

Fantastic work Jeshurun!  Congratulations, and thank you so much for sharing your wedding invitations!

{image credits: invitation photo by Elana at Spoon & Sailor; wishing tree, guest book, and buttons by Jeff Everard Photography, all others by Jeshurun Webb}

Sweet Blue Birds Bridal Shower Invitations

Eleanor from Oh Louise! sent over these invitations for an upcoming bridal shower.  The shower will be with 20 of the bride’s closest girlfriends and an outdoor garden brunch of mimosas, mojitos, and yogurt parfait along a bunch of other yummy treats.  Eleanor ended up going with her sweet flock of birds design in a fun turquoise and twine color palette:

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So cute!  Thanks Eleanor!

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Rachelle + Todd’s Garden-Inspired Wedding Invitations

This is turning out to be quite an international week for wedding invitations!  Kate from Ruby & Willow sent over these gorgeous floral wedding invitations, with vintage stamps from New Zealand.  In addition to the lovely floral design, I’m loving the invitation colors of warm brown and peachy hues like apricot and shell…

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Kate tells me that the invitation design was inspired by the bride’s parents garden, where the wedding reception will take place.  Rachelle, the bride, wanted a mis-matched and vintage-inspired design, but definitely nothing overly formal or serious.  The color palette was inspired by the bridesmaids’ chocolate brown dresses with peach details.

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Just gorgeous!  Thanks so much Kate!

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Fingerprint Business Cards

I’m always on the lookout for cool business card ideas – and I love the half fingerprint of these letterpress business cards from Papered Together.  Delicate and unexpected at the same time…

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I’m not sure about the blind impression above, but it almost resembles a bar code, don’t you think?  Both very cool details.  There are a few more business cards over on the Papered Together custom gallery, which you can find right here.

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